Biogen stumbles in crucial ALS study

Even though Biogen's drug candidate tofersen has not achieved its primary endpoint goal in an important phase III study of a particular sub-type of ALS, there are enough positive signs for the company to keep investigating next steps for the drug.

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US-based biotech company Biogen has not managed to attain its primary endpoint goal in a crucial phase III study of its canditate tofersen, also called BIIB067, as a treatment for a specific type of ALS, SOD1-ALS, the firm reports in a press release.

Back in May, Copenhagen-based Orphazyme suffered a similar setback within ALS, as its candidate arimoclomol failed to meet primary or secondary endpoints in a phase III study.

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